A democracy-friendly Premier can fight better for Kashmir cause: Bilawal

SKARDU: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday claimed that no "selected prime minister" can fight for the Kashmir cause the way a "democracy friendly" premier can. Addressing a press conference in Skardu, Bilawal said there was no comparison between the military occupation in occupied Kashmir and the undermining of democracy and human rights in Pakistan. He said,...

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‘Spider-Man 2’ opens big, but comes short of ‘Captain America’ record

Spider-Man's latest film netted a massive number at the corner office this weekend -- but in the end, the superhero couldn't stick it to Captain America. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which hit theaters Thursday evening, debuted with $92 million, per an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures.  Steering into the weekend, pre-release audience surveys indicated the 3-D sequel starring Andrew Garfield...

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Karachi: Sarfraz Nawaz slams PCB selection committee for Waqar Younis declaration

Former Pakistani pace bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said that the tidings about the appointment of Waqar Younis as head coach even prior to the deadline for submission of applications for the position is a bad reflection on the coach selection committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Although the final appointment for compliance of applications for the coaches ended on...

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Circular debt rises to Rs300b again

ISLAMABAD -The monster of circular debt, the root cause of current load shedding, is rearing its head again, zooming upward to over Rs 300 billion, all due to the male-administration and complete failure of the regime to recover outstanding power dues. Nevertheless, Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif, who called for the nation to pray for the government during...

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World bent on gate- breaking apart!

There really is no such thing as free lunch. But Warid Telecom seems bent on owning one. The fifth-ranked mobile network operator did not take part in the April 23 auction for next-generation mobile services. But, it is reportedly interested in rolling out 4G LTE services using existing spectrum in the 1,800MHz band. The four other MNOs had acquired the...

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Pak government against lifting of Musharraf’s travel ban

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday opposed the lifting of the travel ban on former president General Pervez Musharraf, who is being tried on high treason charges. The Sindh High Court on April 23 had directed the government to explain why it restricted Musharraf -- who is facing multiple trials, including one under the high-treason act -- from moving overseas.  The government filed its...

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Noida incident – Kashmiri students forced to raise anti-Pak slogans

Students from Jammu and Kashmir continue to be dragged up over the question of nationalism. Three Indian Held Kashmir students, who are enrolled in BTech courses, were exhausted up and driven to cry anti-Pakistan slogans in Greater Noida, India. The incident took place on Saturday night in Sector Pi, where various scholars of different universities stay in rented flats. The...

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ISLAMABAD: PM to initiate power project in Karachi today

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate a 1320 MW imported coal based power project at Port Qasim, Karachi on Tuesday.  With the startup of this coal based Port Qasim power plant, another milestone is being accomplished by the regime. The project is an important step towards meeting the government's resolution to shorten the gap between power demand and provision. Port...

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RAWALPINDI: Dr. Qadri’s PAT bolted to hold May 11 demo in Rawalpindi

The city administration refused to grant permission to Dr. Tahir-UL-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to carry a protest rally in the city on May 11-- the day that commemorates the culmination of one year of the present regime- headed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). According to informants, the district administration decided not to allow the PAT to organize a protest...

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International health reorganization had sent the request to Pakistan

Pakistani has to show their polio certificate while travelling to foreign countries.

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KARACHI: Protesting lawyers scale Sindh Assembly gate

A great number of lawyers gathered outside the Sindh Assembly and staged protest demonstration against target killing of law practitioners in Karachi. Many of the protestors managed to scale the main gate of the Sindh Assembly building where the household was in session. The lawyers, led by Karachi Bar Association President Salahuddin Ahmed, were chanting slogans against provincial authorities, demanding...

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NA-47, Tribunal orders reelection

PESHAWAR: On Monday, a local election tribunal ordered reelection in National Assembly constituency, NA-47. PTI’s Qaisar Jamal in general elections of 2013 won the seat. The court endowed its ruling over a request filed by defeating candidate Haji Abid Urrehman who had challenged Jamal’s victory criticizing him for election rigging.

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SARGODHA: Eight schoolkids wounded in van fire near Sargodha

At least eight schoolchildren suffered burn injuries when a van bearing the children caught fire in the Sargodha district of Punjab. Movements of the flame could not be determined at once. Police and rescue officials said the incident took place in Bhalwal city of Sargodha district where a flame flared up in a school van carrying more than a dozen...

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PESHAWAR: Five power towers blast up in KPK

Miscreants blew up five electricity towers near Peshawar and Mardan cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa late on Sunday, suspending power supply to the National Grid. According to National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) chief, Masood Khan, the explosions took place last night in Peshawar and Mardan town where miscreants set off explosive material and blew up two major transmission lines. He...

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KARACHI: NAB Arrests Three Officials from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday arrested Managing Director of Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), N A Zuberi, from here and two former CEOs of Lakhra Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL-GENCO), Anwar Brohi and Muhammad Jamil from Karachi for their supposed participation in multi-million Rental Power Project. Those arrested are alleged of the awarding illegal contract to...

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ISLAMABAD: Polio travel ban, Pakistan jumps into action fearing

Pakistan has spun into action fearing WHO restrictions on passengers travelling abroad without poliovirus inoculation certification. According to informants, the Ministry of Health has predicted an “emergency” meeting next week to chalk out a plan to head off a vaccination related international travel ban. World Health Organization (WHO), after a recently held meeting, had alleged that sticking to several days...

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Two killed as gunmen attack NATO trucks in Pakistan’s northwest

Peshawar: Today, an unknown gunmen attacked three NATO container trucks in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing two drivers and kidnapping two others. The incident took place in the Wazir Dhand area of Jamrud in Khyber Agency when about 45 attackers opened indiscriminate fire at the three NATO containers and subsequently set them ablaze. Throughout...

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